Personal Safety and Lone Working

The aim of the course is to enable participants to explore the practical and emotional issues relating to lone working in a safe environment with opportunities to share and build on good practice.


By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify a range of lone working situations
  • Know how and where to raise lone working issues
  • Consider practical solutions to areas of risk assessment
  • Understand how and why professional boundaries are important in lone working
  • Develop individual strategies for personal safety in the workplace and community

 The course:

  • Uses a range of case studies for participants to establish what they would do in a variety of scenarios
  • Enables participants to establish the responsibilities of the individual and the organisation in ensuring the personal safety of all staff
  • Includes an element around risk assessments, communicating risk issues both within the organisation and to other agencies whilst retaining confidentiality
  • Provides participants with the knowledge and skills to enable them to control the environment and ensure they possess all necessary information
  • Ensures that participants will leave with a raised awareness of the issues and how to avoid risk situations and will action plan to develop safe practices


The course is suitable for anyone who works in a lone working environment either in the community, in an office context, or for those who manage lone workers. These may include outreach workers, community development workers, support/ advocacy workers, teachers working in the community, those meeting or supporting service providers in an office where they are alone and not in regular contact with other office users or those who transport service users alone.

One day course: 9.30am – 3.30pm

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